A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest sites we have been to in Greece this site is downright boastful as one of the most important cities of ancient times. With an open active archeological dig happening while we were there we feel very grateful to have been able to speak to the… Continue reading The Ancient Site at Messene
What an absolutely beautiful spot! This was also a new stop for us this trip to Greece. And it was perfect… from the lovely rooms, to the friendly staff, to the fabulous food…and to top it off a beautiful beach for swimming and relaxing with the most fantastic sunsets! Could not have asked for more…and… Continue reading Aggelos Hotel
Whirlwind travel to home base! And back to travel again!
After a 43 hour journey we arrived back home from Greece early October... with oh so many things to do to catch up. Trying to finish a renovation and addition to our home as well as get ready for four months in Belize was a little dauting at best. But, we managed to get everything… Continue reading Whirlwind travel to home base! And back to travel again!
This winery was highly recommended by our host at Lakonia Bay Apartments. So, we had to make the trip back up the winding road to the newly refurbished and recently reopened (in a new location) to the Monemvasia Winery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monemvasia What an incredible set up they have. I was awe inspired by the size and… Continue reading Monemvasia Winery
Lakonia Bay Apartments
Lakonia Bay was a new stop for us this trip to Greece so we wanted to see what this part of the Peloponnese was like for swimming, eating and staying. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archangelos,_Laconia We drove from our hotel at Xiropigado through the mountains and down to the sea! Beautiful scenery and fantastic roads to drive with the… Continue reading Lakonia Bay Apartments
Road to Lakonia Bay
As this is a road trip…as well as many of our other trips to Greece, we love to travel the back roads, take mountain roads less travelled, and drive along the sea side beach roads. This road to Lakonia Bay was spectacular in its beauty! Winding, twisty, cliffside roads that make your blood run wild… Continue reading Road to Lakonia Bay
Neolithic Site at Learna
This site is very close to Nafplion (just a few kms down the highway) and even though it is small it is worth stopping by to see some of the interesting finds. This area has a few large buildings and only takes an hour at the most to visit. Some lovely seal stones and good… Continue reading Neolithic Site at Learna
Nafplion Tall Ship – Town walkabout
We took a little side trip to Nafplion town and found a tall ship at harbor there. I love these old ships so had to take a few pictures. This one looks as if it is ready to take on passengers with its lovely exterior wood facing for the cabins! We originally wanted to go… Continue reading Nafplion Tall Ship – Town walkabout
Mycenean Cemetery at Dendra
This site is not big (easily walkable) but interesting. Tholos tombs, graves, and very interesting references to Minion influences here. There are a couple of horse burials as well as very interesting armor finds. The tombs are in good condition and it is easy access with no payment necessary. Recommended for anyone who enjoys ancient… Continue reading Mycenean Cemetery at Dendra
Bairaktaris Winery – Return to Nemea – its always wine o’clock!
What can I say … one of our favorite wineries in Greece! As usual we tasted some nice wines and then bought them! Adamanthea (the nymph in Greek mythology who hid Zeus from his father to save him from being killed) is still there hosting tastings and she was so kind to have pictures taken… Continue reading Bairaktaris Winery – Return to Nemea – its always wine o’clock!